Deep Run is one of two high schools in the United States that has a Marathon Dance. The Marathon Dance has raised a total of 1.36 million dollars since its inception in 2007. Each year, students attend this 27 hour dance in order to raise money for 12 charities in the community. This event is one of the biggest events at Deep Run High School. This year, Deep Run raised a record breaking $254, 220.92. This event is ran by a student committee of students who are dedicated and enthusiastic about making a difference in the community. With the help of the entire school, the Marathon Dance becomes bigger and better each year. For more information on the Marathon Dance, you can visit www.marathondance.org
“I am on the Marathon Dance Committee, and this dance is truly one of the best experiences. Everyone should attend the Marathon Dance during their time at Deep Run. It is an amazing feeling to know how much money we have raised for our community. It is outstanding that we are one of the only two high schools in the United States who has a Marathon Dance.“Center Student Kianna L.
The Center students represent Deep Run in many different aspects. The students of the center are well-rounded students who partake in many various activities. An abundant amount of the students are members of sports teams ranging from basketball, gymnastics, lacrosse, volleyball, cheerleading, tennis, etc.
“There are a lot of opportunities to get involved in extracurriculars that do not involve the center. For example, I am captain of the soccer team, I do track, and I enjoy french club.”Center Student Jacob T.
Many students in the CIT are involved with Robotics. The students work together to design, build, and program robots to perform various activities. Some students are in leadership positions where they mentor and direct other club members. Students are exposed to using various tools when building the robots.
“It is great experience and everyone should try joining robotics during their time at Deep Run.”Center Student Megan C.
The Deep Run Wildcat Band is as intertwined with the Center as any other extracurricular here. Many Center students participate in the band, some of them with leadership roles in the band. The Deep Run Band has been a Virginia Honors band consecutively for the past ten years. This entails that both our marching band and upper-concert band received superior ratings at their assessments. We are under the direction of Mr. Pennington who has been directing bands across central virginia for twenty years. The marching band, specifically, is considered one of Virginia’s finest and has enormous success with every aspect of performance at a plethora of contests.
“I am a two-year veteran of the band, and those have been the best two years of my life. My role in the band is section leader of the front ensemble.”Center Student Nick B.